Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona Arizona, AZ

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Oak Creek Canyon

One of the most beautiful natural sites in Arizona, Oak Creek Canyon stretches from Sedona to Flagstaff and is a true oasis in the desert. Otherworldly crimson rock formations, towering striated canyon walls, lush forest, and an ancient spring fed creek make Oak Creek Canyon a beautiful playground for all who seek its beauty.

  • Oak Creek Canyon is rated in the Top 5 Most Scenic Drives in the country 
  • Explore, hike, swim, fish, or just enjoy the beautiful drive up the canyon
  • Find Nearby Campgrounds

What can I see and do at Oak Creek Canyon? 

Scenic Drive:
A not to miss experience on your visit to Sedona, the drive through Oak Creek Canyon is absolutely breathtaking. From Sedona you will drive through the canyon all the way to Flagstaff. On the way you will have a handful of opportunities to pull over, enjoy the view, and take some photos. You will pass many sites and landmarks including Midgley Bridge, Grasshopper Point, Slide Rock State Park, and more. 

There are a number of diverse trails weaving through the canyon. Take Huckaby Trail under Midgley Bridge and down to the creek, or perhaps the more strenuous hike to the top of Wilson Mountain to enjoy the panoramic views. 

Enjoy sleeping under the stars with the soothing sound of the babbling creek at one of the many campsites in Oak Creek Canyon. 

If you are just on a day adventure in the canyon, there are a few picnic areas throughout the canyon to enjoy lunch and a scenic view.

Where is Oak Creek Canyon?

Oak Creek Canyon extends from Sedona to Flagstaff. Hwy 89a will take you through the canyon on a scenic drive between the two cities.

When is Oak Creek Canyon Open?

The road and trails are open year-round, unless otherwise specified. The lush canyon is constantly changing with the flow of the seasons; summer, fall, winter, and spring each bring a different atmosphere to the canyon with unique colors, sites, and smells.

How much does Oak Creek Canyon cost?

If you plan to park at any of the trailheads or attraction sites you will need a Red Rock Pass. Passes and be purchased at the Red Rock Ranger District, in town, or at a number of the trailheads.

  • Day pass- $5
  • Week pass- $15
  • Year pass- $20

Who can I call if I have more questions?

Red Rock Ranger District (928) 282-4119